Help End DV in York County!
"I had been thinking about volunteering for a while and actually heard about CU about three years ago. I’m so glad I took the leap this year and became a HL volunteer. All of the staff and volunteers I’ve met through CU are truly kind and wonderful people. It’s been an amazing experience that I’d like to continue for as long as possible."
- Kelly M., Volunteer Hotline Advocate
Every month, approximately 300 calls are made to Caring Unlimited's Hotline as individuals experiencing or affected by abuse reach out for support. Thanks to the help of dedicated Volunteer Advocates, this life-changing resource is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Volunteer advocates listen, provide support, connect the caller to resources, and help create a plan for safety.
Beginning on Thursday, February 12, 2015
, Caring Unlimited is offering hotline advocate training! The comprehensive training will provide numerous opportunities for you to practice taking calls and responding to callers, as well as an orientation to CU's services, information about dynamics of domestic violence, and how to support a victim. Your shifts are done from home, and you will always have the support of CU staff on-call.
“It is one of the most rewarding volunteer jobs I’ve ever done. [Being a Hotline Advocate] has given me the opportunity to make a strong difference in someone's life.”
- Krishan C., Volunteer Hotline Advocate
Apply online today
to be part of the upcoming training!
Applications accepted until 5pm Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.
Questions about volunteering?
Call Betsy at 207-490-3227 x102 or email: email@example.com
Read about our upcoming training in the Sanford News!
14th Annual Atlantic Plunge Starts CU's New Year off Right!
Over 200 Caring Unlimited supporters spent New Year's Day at Gooch's Beach in Kennebunk for the 14th Annual Atlantic Plunge! Nearly 100 'Plungers' raised money from family and friends before diving into the Atlantic Ocean on the bright, sunny, but chilly morning!
This year, the Atlantic Plunge raised nearly $16,000 through registrations, donations and pledges, and sponsorships. All the money raised will help support the programs and services of Caring Unlimited in 2015.
Special thanks to RSU 21 for providing a school bus to serve as a warm-up location for our Plungers and spectators, and to the Zonta Club of Southern Maine for providing hot chocolate all morning long!
Thanks to 2015 Event Sponsor of the Year: Biddeford Savings Bank, for proudly supporting the Atlantic Plunge, as well as our Frosty Level Sponsors: Kennebunk Portside Rotary, Saco and Biddeford Savings, and Sanford Institution for Savings; and Chill Level Sponsors: Brady Construction, Holmes Legal Group, Kennebunkport Resort Collection, Law Offices of Scott M. Houde, Libby,O'Briend, Kingsley & Champion, LLC., P&C Insurance, Law Offices of Prescott, Jamieson, Nelson and Murphy, Ramblers Way Farm, and Southern Maine Medical Center.
We Want to Hear from You!
If you are a woman who has been arrested for a DV crime in York County
, your feedback about your experience is very valuable!
By taking our survey, you can help provide us with the information we need to begin to identify areas of needed change in our coordinated community response to domestic violence and abuse.